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|The armistice treaty between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918, and marked the end of the First World War on the Western Front. Principal signatories were Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-chief, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany's representative.|
The Armistice was agreed at 5 AM on 11 November, to come int...
|File contains placemarks to various German World War 1 cemeteries in France with links from Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. |
|File contains placemarks to various German World War 1 cemeteries in Belgium with links from Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. |
|File contains all Commonwealth cemeteries with thousands of graves from The Great War in France. Also many churchyards with graves of fallen soldiers are located. For each placemark there is a link with infos from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.|
Churchyards with a few graves aren't showed in this file but can be seen in the enclosed link.
|The Germans need for airships grew fast in the first months of the war, and already in September 1914 it was suggested to build an airship base in Tønder. The first 2 sheds where finished in March 1915. Their dimensions were 540 feet long, 95 feet high and 120 feet wide.|
On the March 23 1915 the first airship, Parceval PL 25, arrived in Tønder. This non-rigid airship was based in...
|This war cemetery started in the First World War. During this war 1,140 French, 327 British, 201 German soldiers, one Belgian and one Russian soldiers were buried here.|
In the Second World War the cemetery was re-used for the burial of 909 French soldiers.
|This war cemetery started in the First World War. During this war 831 French and 120 German soldiers were buried here, al well as one soldier from Austria-Hungary|
In the Second World War the cemetery was re-used for the burial of 47 French soldiers.
|Notre Dame de Lorette is the name of a ridge, basilica, and cemetery northwest of Arras at the village of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. The high point of the hump-backed ridge stands 165 metres high and - with Vimy Ridge - utterly dominates the otherwise flat Douai plain and the town of Arras.|
The ground was strategically important during the First World War and was bitterly contested in...
|Also known as French Necrople Nationale of le Linge and Cimetière des Chasseurs. The cemetery at the Col du Wettstein contains 2.201 burials and 1.334 in 2 ossuairies.||08/18/2009||233|
|The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canadian Expeditionary Force members who were killed during the World War I. The 91-hectare (220-acre) preserved battlefield park that surrounds the monument encompasses the grounds over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a mil...||08/17/2009||418|
|Sofia War Cemetery contains the graves of Commonwealth servicemen who died as prisoners of war or with the occupying forces following the Bulgarian capitulation in September 1918. |
The original cemetery contained 62 war burials, most of which were brought in from Dubnitza Cemetery, Radomir Cemetery and Military Cemetery, and Sofia Town Cemetery. Further graves were brought in fro...
|Manfred von Richthofen was killed just after 11 a.m. on 21 April 1918, while flying over Morlancourt Ridge, near the Somme River.|
At the time, the Baron had been pursuing (at very low altitude) a Sopwith Camel piloted by a novice Canadian pilot, Lieutenant Wilfrid "Wop" May of No. 209 Squadron, Royal Air Force. In turn, the Baron was spotted and briefly attacked by a Camel pilote...
|The Lochnagar mine was an explosive-packed mine located south of the village of La Boisselle in the Somme département of France, which was detonated at 7:28 am on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Lochnagar mine, along with a neighbouring mine north of the village known as the Y Sap mine, contained 24 tons of explosives. At the time these mines were the largest ever det...||08/16/2009||530|
|Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt was a German front-line fortification west of the village of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme. It was the scene of a number of costly attacks by British infantry during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It was also the site of one of the most famous pieces of film footage of World War I when the Hawthorn Ridge mine was detonated beneath the redoubt at 7:20 am on 1 July 1916, th...||08/16/2009||422|
|The 4.5 acre Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial in England lies to the west of the large civilian cemetery built by the London Necropolis Co. and contains the graves of 468 of our military dead. Close by are military cemeteries and monuments of the British Commonwealth and other allied nations. Automobiles may drive through the Commonwealth or civilian cemeteries to the American cemetery....||08/16/2009||288|
|The World War I St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial in France, 40.5 acres in extent, contains the graves of 4,153 of our military dead. The majority of these died in the offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient that threatened Paris. The burial area is divided by Linden alignment trees and paths into four equal plots. At the center is a large sundial surmounted b...||08/15/2009||192|
|The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France contains the remains of 6,012 American war dead, most of whom lost their lives while fighting in this vicinity in 1918 during the First World War. Their headstones, aligned in long rows on the 36.5-acre site, rise in a gentle slope from the entrance to the memorial at the far end. The burial area is divided into four plots by wide paths li...||08/15/2009||271|
|Originally a World War I cemetery, the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside Paris, France now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both wars. The 7.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 1,541 Americans who died in World War I and 24 Unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of th...||08/15/2009||249|
|During WW1 Danes were fighting for the German Reich because they lived in Sonderjylland which was German from 1864 to 1920 after Sonderjylland became German after the Second Schleswig War 1864. |
More than 4,000 danes lost their lives in German uniform. 79 are buried in this cemetery the rest in German WW1 cemeteries. Many were reported missing.
|The 42.5-acre Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial in France, its headstones lying in a sweeping curve, sits at the foot of the hill where stands Belleau Wood. The cemetery contains the graves of 2,289 war dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. The memorial chapel sits on a hillside, decorated with sculptured and stained-glass details of wartime pe...||08/15/2009||227|
|The World War I Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in France is sited on a gentle slope typical of the open, rolling Picardy countryside. The 14.3-acre cemetery contains the graves of 1,844 of our military dead. Most lost their lives while serving in American units attached to British armies, or in operations near Cantigny. The headstones, set in regular rows, are separated into four plots by...||08/15/2009||212|
|Within the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, which covers 130.5 acres, rest the largest number of our military dead in Europe, a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. The immense array of headstones rises in long regular rows upward beyond a wide central pool to the chapel that crowns the ridge. A bea...||08/15/2009||195|
|On a hillside 600 metres south-west of Etricourt-Manancourt Communal Cemetery is buried a British airman, killed whilst flying over enemy lines and was buried by the Germans beside his machine. It's said he became a victim of Manfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron'.|
A private memorial commemorates Capt. Cecil Robert TIDSWELL, 1st Royal Dragoons and 19th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps. ...
|The World War I Audenarde American Monument is located in the town of Oudenaarde (Audenarde), Belgium, 18 miles south of Gent (Gand), 45 miles west of Brussels and 183 miles north of Paris, France. |
The monument of golden-yellow limestone, bearing the shield of the United States flanked by two stone eagles, stands at the end of a small park maintained by the Commission. It commem...
|The World War I Kemmel American Monument is six miles south of Ieper (Ypres), Belgium, near Vierstraat on the Kemmelberg (Mont Kemmel) Road overlooking the bitterly contested Ypres battlefield. Ieper is 54 miles south of Ostend (Oostende), 76 miles west of Brussels and 165 north of Paris, France. It is accessible by train. |
This small monument on a low platform consists of a re...